Republican Military Hero & First Female to Command Fighter Squadron Will Announce Run For Congress Today

This is exciting news…
Colonel Martha McSally was a pilot in the United States Air Force. She was the first American woman to fly in combat since the 1991 lifting of the prohibition of women in combat. McSally is also the first woman to command a USAF fighter squadron, the 354th Fighter Squadron (354 FS) based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

in 2001 Martha McSally successfully challenged the military policy that required US and UK servicewomen stationed in Saudi Arabia to wear the body-covering abaya when traveling off base in the country.

** Martha McSally will announce her entrance into the Congressional District 8 race Thursday in Arizona.

Here’s more on Martha McSally…
Southern Arizona is buzzing with the possible entrance of a new candidate in the special election to replace Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Martha McSally, the woman who, in 2002, challenged the Department of Defense rule requiring American servicewoman in Saudi Arabia to dress in a Muslim Abaya and headscarf when travelling off base, reportedly plans to formally announce her candidacy Thursday.

McSally, who retired from the Air Force as a colonel, was also the first woman in United States history to fly in combat, and the first woman to lead a squadron into combat, in the skies above Iraq and Afghanistan. McSally is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Academy, earned her Master’s Degree, in Public Policy, from the JFK School of Government at Harvard, and in 1995 was one of only seven active duty Air Force officers selected for the prestigious Legislative Fellowship Program in Washington. She spent the last few years teaching military and foreign affairs to world leaders at the George C. Marshall Center in Germany.

She’s also champion triathlete and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro

Democrats in the Southern Arizona district, are lining up behind former Giffords’ aide Ron Barber to replace the outgoing congresswoman. Barber is being described by local Democrats as a “placeholder” or “caretaker” until the end of Giffords’ term. But it’s hard not to wonder if the entrance of a dynamic, young Republican woman will change the nature of this race.

McSally is conservative, pro-life, pro-2nd amendment, and everything else that voters in a Republican-leaning district are yearning for. So have the Democrats in Arizona’s 8th congressional district made a mistake? Some people are starting to think so. Martha McSally isn’t Gabrielle Giffords. But her dynamic personality, her clear convictions and accomplished resume could be just what conservatives need if they want to win the race that one Washington insider called, “the next biggest thing to the Presidential” race this year.

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Now, this IS exciting news. Go Martha, Go!

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  • a former dem

    where can I donate?!?!?!?!

  • Redlite

    She looks very impressive… conservative, pro life. pro Second Amendment. Whats not to like? You go girl.
    I will definnatly look forward to supporting you.

  • knowing

    A former dem — the website will be launched tomorrow at http://www.mcsallyforcongress.com with her announcement. This is going to be the race of the year so get ready!!

  • a former dem

    #3

    thanks! I’m sending it to all the PUMA sites to get donations.

  • regularguy

    Also running are Arizona state senator Frank Antenori, a former Green Beret; Jesse Kelly, a former Marine, and a local U of A sports announcer, Dave Sitton. I don’t know much about Sitton, but the field looks very good. May be hard to choose.

  • knowing

    RedBull — You’re disgusting.

  • Earthmover

    Wow, our candidate can kick your candidates ass!

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  • Ajanel

    She has done more than Obamba ever did.

  • bg

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    RedBull #6 February 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    re: [46 years old, single, mannish,
    and a feminist crusader in the military.]

    misogynist, homophobic, and/or both we much??

    re: [Makes me wonder what her views on gay marriage might be]

    at any rate & whatever they are, i’m certain they
    have nothing to do with hanging or beheading..

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    ps re: RedBull #6 February 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    i’m hearing she’s 35..

    where did you get 46 from?? oh wait..

    or was that Freudian age slip.. 😆

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  • bg

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    RedBull #6 February 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    okay, i see now, the vid is from 2002..

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  • donh

    Its going to take a second wave , and it looks like its happening as more people realize what is at stake.

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  • Van Halen

    Who is going to send $5 to help get Martha’s candidate off the ground?
    Here’s another one if you have another $5 to send – Big John Smith

    http://www.bigjohnsmithforcongress.com/DONATE.html

  • ar05075

    A Masters degree in ‘public plicy’ from the JFK School of Government at Haavard.????

  • Rachel Feuerbach

    She was born in 1966, so yeah, she IS that old! I don’t know how you people expect someone to spend 20 years in the military after graduating from the AF Academy and NOT be in their 40’s! And BTW, not everyone who worked with her in the AF supports her!

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    Rachel Feuerbach #21 February 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    glad to hear it, i’d be a lot more skeptical if everyone
    liked her, you know, like everyone likes Obama.. /s/

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